School Details

Village Oaks Elementary School

23333 Willowbrook, Novi, MI 48375
(248) 449-1300
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 470 students 15 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

54%
69%
40%
85%
84%
61%

MI00195

None
100%
100%
95%
97%
96%
87%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2011
  • Novi Community School District average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
72%
45%
93%
86%
70%
74%
72%
51%

MI00195

None
97%
99%
92%
95%
95%
84%
68%
78%
47%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2011
  • Novi Community School District average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Village Oaks Elementary School is a public elementary school in Novi. The principal of Village Oaks Elementary School is Ms. Susan Burnham, who can be contacted at sburnham@novi.k12.mi.us. 470 students go to Village Oaks Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 18% of the 470 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Village Oaks Elementary School is 15:1. Orchard Hills Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 57% 65%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian 22% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 26%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    We moved here in January and could not have been happier with the school. I have 2 kids in the school and they both are excelling with their fabulous teacher! The principal is TOP NOTCH! She amazes me every time I see her that she knows all the kids names! The principal is so easy to talk to and takes time do do things with all the kids. The classrooms are filled with everything the kids need. I could not have wished for a better school for my kids!

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter is in Mrs. Nanasi all day K class. We are very happy and love the school and Mrs Nanasi is the BEST.. She is on top of everything and has been so very helpful with my little one's food allergies. My daughter is excited every day to go to school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Village Oaks is the most rewarding school!! When you walk the halls you get the feel that the kids are happy to be there and to learn. The technology that the school offers is amazing....SmartBoards document cameras and computers are found in every class room. In the lobby is a banner that says "Believe Achieve Succeed." I truely believe that the kids are living out this motto with the help of the impecable staff caring support staff and extrememly organzied principal. What a fabulous school!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Village Oaks is a top notch elementary school! The teachers principal and entire staff are devoted to creating a warm welcoming learning environment. Students' needs are first and foremost whether it be educational emotional physical or social. I cannot say enough about this wonderful school and staff!

  • (3 years ago)

    Village Oaks is a fantastic school! The staff is outstanding with a focus on student achievement. The principal's leadership is exceptional. Families always feel welcome. Our children love this school!

  • (6 years ago)

    I couldn't be more pleased with Village Oaks Elementary. We moved to Novi mainly due to the excellent school system. I noticed a huge difference in my child's behavior and love for school in just a few months of attending this school. The teachers care the staff is professional and the attention to detail is superb. This is the kind of school I always wanted my child to attend!

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is in her second year at Village Oaks. She loves it. The teachers are great and the principal is strict but nice.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter is in Mrs. Smith's all day kindergarten and just loves her and school. I was very impressed with the positivity Mrs Smith has with every situation good and bad.

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